Short Fiction: 4 Tips To Write And Sell Short Stories And Novellas

Want to write short fiction? Short stories and novellas can be great fun to write, as well as profitable. A word regarding short fiction and copyright. I’ve spoken to several writers who’ve sold short fiction on the freelance marketplaces, then regretted it. When you sell your stories to someone who pays for it on one of the marketplaces, you’re selling … Read more

Blog Content: 4 Tips To Generate Income Via Sponsored Posts

Recently a student baulked when I suggested he write more blog content for his own blog. “I can’t afford it,” he protested. “My blog’s just a hobby. I need to make money.” A month later, he got in touch. “I don’t believe it! A client offered to sponsor a post on my blog. How much should I charge?” Many bloggers … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Reasons To Write In Scenes

A reader asked why I focus on scenes when writing fiction. It’s a good question, because there are many reasons. “Because I’m lazy,” I said. Although I meant it as a joke, it’s nevertheless true. Life’s too short to bend your brain writing a lot of material you’ll toss away in revision. When you focus on scenes, you leave out … Read more

Get Paid To Write A Book: How To Get Ideas For Salable Books

Want to get paid to write a book? If you’re thinking “I can’t write fiction”, that’s OK. Over the past couple of years, fiction ghostwriting has taken off, BUT there are many opportunities and gigs for nonfiction authors too. Let’s begin at the beginning. With buyers. When authors consider nonfiction, they always wonder: who pays for nonfiction books? Get paid … Read more